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Sepp

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Total beginner, so much to learn, and understand. Have just purchased a telescope, Celestron astromaster 130eq, I have a 10mm eyepiece plus a 20mm

erecting eyepiece, my main interest is in the planets, so was hoping someone can guide me to the particular eyepieces I may need.

 

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Hi Sepp, and welcome to S G L, there are many types of eyepieces at varied prices, you would be 

better posting your question in the eyepieces forum, stating what your budget is , this will help

to determine your price range, enjoy the forums.

Clear Sky's. 

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Hello, Sepp, and welcome to SGL - it's nice of you to join us!

You'll find a very good forum on eyepieces here, and lots of knowledgable people who'd be happy to assist you.

We'll have you up & running in no time!

Starry Skies -

Dave

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Hello and a warm welcome to the SGL. You do not have to rush into buying new eyepieces. The best advice for a beginner with their first telescope is to use the eyepieces provided . They are more than adequate to allow you to learn how to use your scope and gain the experience needed to allow you to choose new eyepieces when you have a better idea what you require. You can then post on the appropriate forum where you will get lots of advice. I would just add that when you do post it is best to give an idea of budget as eyepieces can cost from a few pounds to several hundreds. For the moment just go out and enjoy your new hobby.

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I have to say a big big thank you for all the positive replies I received, from you all. I was made to feel most welcome. Good sound advice, and most, easy to understand. If I do hit another problem I know where to come, thanks again guys.

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Hi Sepp 

I have the same telescope and recently bought the AstroMaster accessory kit from Amazon for about £50. It comes with a 2x magnification Barlow lens than doubles your existing lenses, as well as a 15 mm and a 6 mm lens (and filters). I haven't tried them out yet due to the weather, but I have read that I should expect to see the bands on Jupiter and rings of Saturn with this equipment on a clear night.

Hayley 

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Hi Sepp

I have the 90EQ. your scope seems to be a popular one. I also have the accessory kit from Amazon. it works well and was able to see Jupiter quite clearly and the 15mm is definitely my happy medium at the moment!

 

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Welcome aboard, take your time before buying eyepieces, do your research first.

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